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Wellness / January 29, 2016

Campfire Gourmet: Coach Mo’s Sweet Potato Campfire Chicken

Written by: Morris Brossette

Coach Mo can just as easily be called Chef Mo. On our recent excursion to Big Bend, Chef Mo made some mean grub! Try this out next time you are around the fire.

INGREDIENTS:
3 lbs cubed chicken breast (ask the butcher to cube for you)
4 Large Sweet Potatoes (chopped/cubed)
3 Bell Peppers (1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green)
1 Large Onion (diced)
2-3 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
2-3 Tbsp Purity Farms Ghee Butter
Chili Powder to taste
Himalayan Pink Salt to taste (or any other colored sea salt)

INSTRUCTIONS:
Coat the bottom of a dutch oven with ghee butter. Add potatoes, chili powder, and salt and place over an open fire. Cover and cook, stirring often, until potatoes can be pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes depending on heat of the fire.
Add chicken, mix in with potatoes and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is easy to cut through with a fork.

NOTES:
1. You will want to let your fire burn for 10-15 minutes, or enough time to accumulate hot red coals. Choose small, dry wood for your fire as it will burn faster.
2. Notice the cooking times for the ingredients are flexible. If you’re camping when you make this, which I hope you are, be patient and really take the time to enjoy the process of cooking in the wild. If the potatoes are soft, they are ready.. If the chicken is pink in the middle, it’s not quiet ready yet… Now is a time to be “in the moment” and not be concerned with time.

Have fun, safe camping and good luck!

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Morris Brossette

Morris “Mo” Brossette grew up running, hiking, biking, and basically living everyday in the woods. Each day was a new adventure of building forts, exploring new areas, and even as a child, creating obstacle courses and other physical challenges to build strength and fitness.

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